Ricoh was recently named ‘Company of the Year’ at the Ireland Japan Business Awards 2018. Hosted by the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce, the annual awards recognise the companies making outstanding contributions to Ireland-Japan business relations. Mr. Akira Oyama, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Group, Ricoh, accepted the honour at an awards ceremony held in Tokyo from His Excellency Paul Kavanagh, Irish Ambassador to Japan. Judges were impressed by Ricoh’s growth and investment in Ireland, as well as its commitment to the community, sustainability and charitable causes. The award follows significant investment from Ricoh in the Irish market. In February 2017, the company opened its new Irish HQ in Dublin on the back of a €6.5 million investment. This is allowing Ricoh Ireland to more than double its workforce to 190 by 2020 and increase revenues to €32 million in the same period. Previous winners of the Ireland Japan Business Awards include Fujitsu Laboratories, SMBC, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Corvil.